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Bishop MonktonC of E Primary School

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM - allocated to pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) Looked After Children (LAC) and Armed Forces Services Children (FC) .

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium in a way they believe will best support the raising of attainment and help overcome barriers to learning for the most vulnerable pupils.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2024

Pupil premium strategy statement  2020-2023     

School overview



 School name

Bishop Monkton CE Primary School

Pupils in school

100 + 21 Nursery

Proportion of disadvantaged pupils


Pupil premium allocation this academic year


Academic year or years covered by statement

2020 - 2023

Publish date

December 2020

Review date

December 2021.

Statement authorised by

Sally Cowling - Headteacher

Pupil premium lead

Sally Cowling

Governor lead

Sarah Nelson


Disadvantaged pupil progress scores for 2018-19










Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils



Priority 1: Phonics and reading

Ensure all staff have up-to-date knowledge in teaching phonics and reading and have access to relevant CPD to support effective teaching

Priority 2: SEMH

Ensure all staff prioritise the emotional wellbeing of pupils in order for children to feel settled, safe and ready to learn

Priority 3: Maths

Continue active participation in Maths hub to ensure teaching and learning is in line with up to date research

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Limited opportunities for rich language development

Social and emotional intelligence skills combined with low self-esteem and lack of resilience can impact on progress

Access to appropriate resources to support language and mathematical development

Projected spending



Teaching priorities for current academic year



Target date

Progress in Reading

Achieve positive progress scores in KS2 Reading

July 2021

Progress in Writing

Achieve national average progress scores in KS2 Writing

July 2021

Progress in Mathematics

Achieve positive progress scores in KS2 Maths

July 2021


Achieve above national average expected in Phonics Screening Check

July 2021


Improve early communication in EYFS with a focus on listening and understanding

July 2021


Targeted academic support for current academic year



Priority 1: Phonics and Reading

Clear systematic reading system, understood by staff, parents and pupils.  Additional TA support in class to provide more opportunities to target children’s learning needs.

Priority 2: SEMH

Work alongside Early Help, Compass Buzz, SEND hub and CAMHS to ensure that any SEMH difficulties are reduced. Targeted interventions provided by support staff to address SEMH needs.

Priority 3: Maths

Consistent approach to the teaching of Maths mastery across the school. Establish small intervention groups for disadvantaged pupils who have been identified as falling behind age-related expectations. Additional TA support in class to provide more opportunities to target children’s learning needs.

Projected spending



Wider strategies for current academic year



Priority 1: Phonics and Reading

Raise the profile of reading in school with new reading materials that carefully provide a structure for pupils, whilst giving them breadth and variety in their reading material. Use additional support to provide small group reading interventions, phonic groups and 1-1 reading.

Priority 2: SEMH

Ensure SEMH is part of our school ethos, with a culture of caring. Use Wellbeing questionnaires for both staff and pupils at end of each term. Use to evaluate wellbeing and inform further actions. Staff trained to work 1-1 to support.

Priority 3: Maths

Staff trained to deliver high quality Maths lessons using a mastery approach. Expertise of Maths leadership shared to facilitate consistently good teaching across the school.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Ensuring children are ready to learn and that their emotional wellbeing is not affecting their ability to make progress.

Projected spending



Monitoring and Implementation



Mitigating action


Ensuring that all staff access CPD opportunities and that all CPD has impact on the quality of teaching and provision across the school.

Staff meeting times and release time to be given to enable staff to access CPD on offer.  All staff to discuss the impact of CPD through Performance Management meetings / appraisal meetings – what have they done differently as a result of the training received?

Targeted support

Ensuring that the right intervention is used for the right children and that teaching is adapted to meet needs where appropriate

Regular monitoring of interventions and their impact.  Termly pupil progress meetings to discuss pupil needs and how these are being met.

Wider strategies

Engaging families to support at home

Joint approach to school/home working together.  Clear understanding of purpose/outcome desired for interventions with clear delivery models.


Review: 2019-20 aims and outcomes


Outcome – July 2020

Priority 1: SEMH focus

Employed Play Therapist – successful working with majority of children Sept – March.  Additional TA hours to support disadvantaged pupils in class – successful transition to next stages of learning with good levels of attainment

Priority 2: Progress in Early Years

Additional support to improve readiness for Year 1. Positive start Sept - March

Priority 3: Progress in SPaG

Children showed improvement Sept – March but lost ground during lockdown.  Focus as part of reading/writing for 2020-21


Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.